The Silver Seal Whisky Company has unexpectedly announced the forthcoming release of a single cask Chichibu, which has been specially selected and bottled for the prestigious independent bottler. Talk of this bottling apparently began last year between the president of Silver Seal and Akuto-san respectively. 239 bottles have been drawn from cask# 659 (bourbon barrel - floor malting) and bottled at 62.4% abv. The cask was put down in 2010 and bottled this year (2014). Unfortunately, it appears this will be made available only in Japan. E Power, the importers of Silver Seal in Japan gave hints of their forthcoming edition on their Facebook page (here). As most of you know there has never been such a collaboration... until now that is. This release will be made available from the 26th of February however, it appears most of the outturn has already been accounted for.